Category: Open Letter

Publication of the Value Study of GLAMs in Canada

Dear Stakeholders’ Forum Members, Colleagues, We would like to draw your attention to the publication of the “Value Study of GLAMs in Canada ” a study commissioned by the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) on behalf of the Ottawa Declaration Working Group. The research was conducted by Oxford Economics and was supported by Canadian Heritage, the […]

CULC/CBUC Supports Freedom to Read Week

This year the Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) made a special contribution “in honour of the great careers and contributions of Bill Ptacek (Calgary), Rebecca Raven (Brampton), Louise Procter Maio (Richmond Hill), Patricia Enright (Kingston) and Susannah Hubbard Krimmer (London). Great champions of intellectual freedom.” Freedom to Read […]

CULC/CBUC’s Letter of Support for VPL’s Decision to Retain the Room Booking

Dear Ms Epstein, Board Chair, and Board Members, The Canadian Urban Library Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada members support Vancouver Public Library’s decision to allow Feminist Current to rent a meeting room at Vancouver Public Library (VPL) in accordance with VPL Board policy. This policy states explicitly that: “Statements being made or […]

CULC/CBUC Unanimously supports motion recognizing Schrader

In a moment of appreciation the CULC/CBUC members gathered in Calgary on October 1 and passed the following motion: MOTION WHEREAS Alvin Schrader has spent a career in librarianship inspiring, educating and supporting and defending the issues surrounding Intellectual Freedom for Canadians and the role that the library plays in that ecosystem. GIVEN THAT contribution […]

Congratulations to New Minister of Canadian Heritage

The Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada sent a letter to The Honourable Pablo Rodríguez to congratulate him on his appointment as the new Minister of Canadian Heritage and share their support of the National Heritage Digitization Strategy. CULC-CBUC Congratulations to Rodríguez

Public libraries join forces to demand better eBook accessibility for their customers

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release June 5, 2012 Public libraries join forces to demand better eBook accessibility for their customers Toronto – The Canadian Urban Libraries Council/Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC), a coalition of Canada’s large public libraries, along with many U.S. public libraries such as the New York Public Library, are putting […]

Editorial about National Library Week in the USA.

Beyond books: Why you should check out your public library Updated: April 8, 2012 2:01AM   For many of us, the public library always will be synonymous with books. The books drew us to the library in the first place, helped us discover new worlds — real and imaginary — beyond our day-to-day experiences.   […]

Penguin Audiobooks withdrawn for library purchase through OverDrive and other Platforms

Dear Library Partner, Effective immediately, Penguin Group has suspended the availability of download audiobook titles for library purchase across all vendors. This change does not affect any Penguin audiobook titles currently in your library’s catalog. Your library will be able to purchase additional copies of titles released before 11/14/2011. However, titles released after this date […]